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Old 10-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #46
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Default Re: The NFC North is the best division in football.

Originally Posted by JMT
Gotta love homerism.

Not a shot at you. Most of us do it. But read that aloud and think about it.

I don't think what he said is homerism.

Labeling a team as a pretender indicates that they had no reason for their success and are actually a bad team. This could happen if a team plays in a soft division, catches teams on bad weeks, etc. That's not the case for the 2011 Lions, and it it still isn't the case this year. YES I KNOW they have played bad this year. They have multiple flaws, which I have already addressed, and they currently are NOT a good football team. However, that can change with a few minor changes, so labeling them as pretenders is ridiculous.
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